Manama: Bahrain’s Cassation Court on Monday upheld the death sentence for two men convicted by lower courts on the charge of the premeditated murder of a police officer.
The court also upheld life in prison for three defendants and jail terms for the others varying from three to 10 years.
Only one of the 13 defendants was acquitted in the case where they faced charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, forming a terror group, harbouring fugitives, failing to report a terrorist plot and possessing incendiary devices.
The public prosecution said it received information on April 14, 2016, from the police directorate in Manama about a group of terrorists who used Molotov cocktails to set a police patrol vehicle ablaze to kill officers.
Investigations revealed the terrorists had ambushed the patrol in Karbabad and doused it with petrol before setting it alight. One man burned to death and the other two suffered burns.
On June 5, 2017, the high court sentenced two defendants to death, three to life in jail, three to 10 years, one to seven years, one to five years and two to three years. One suspect was acquitted.
The court of appeals on February 27 upheld the sentences.